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Plant Sales FAQ

Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions to help make your plant-buying trip easy and successful.


March 3: Magnolias & Companion Plants
April 14: Spring Bloomers

May 4–5: Annual Plant Sale

June 9: Perennials & Pollinator Plants
July 14: Salvias, Shrubs, & Fuchsias
September 8: California Natives & Succulents
October 13: Trees, Ferns, & Rhododendrons
November 10: End of Season Sale

Do I pay admission to attend the monthly plant sales at the Nursery?

No. Plant Sales are free to attend and take place in the Entry Garden near the Main Gate and Bookstore before you enter the Garden. Annual Plant Sale takes place in the San Francisco County Fair Building right outside the Garden's Main Entrance. We hope to see you at the next sale.

Do members receive special benefits at plant sales?

Absolutely – become a Member and harvest the benefits! Members get early access to the Garden's largest sale of the year, the Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 4, 2018 as well as 10% off at all plant sales including at the Arbor (except at the Annual Plant Sale Member Preview).

Members also enjoy free or discounted admission to SFBG and nearly 300 other botanical gardens; discounts at over 75 Bay Area nurseries, invitations to member appreciation events, discounts at the Garden Bookstore and on fun public programs such as NightGarden Piano, Full Moon Walks, Yoga in the Garden, Curator Tours, and more! Join today or call (415) 661-1316 ext 302.

Where can I park?

Limited free street parking is available in Golden Gate Park – please take note of time limit restrictions. Additional paid parking for cars and bicycle racks are conveniently located in the Music Concourse Garage, which can be accessed from either Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (enter the park at 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way; garage entrance will be third right) or from Fulton Street at 10th Avenue. The south pod of the garage is closest to the Botanical Garden. During all plant sales, a temporary loading zone is available outside of the Botanical Garden's main gate for loading plants.

Directions     |     Additional parking information

What plants are available at the sale?

A wide range of our best plants is available at each plant sale, focused around a seasonal featured theme. Sign up here for our monthly e-newsletter, At the Garden, for a reminder before each sale and like the Garden on Facebook for additional plant sale information.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $9 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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